Ask for helado (eh-Lah-doe) at a Queens restaurant, and ice cream (the literal translation) is likely what you'll receive. Heed the summons of a Queens sidewalk vendor, and you can peruse her portable cooler to pick from several flavors of homemade ice pop.
Versions prepared from concentrate haven't thrilled me in the past, and with the bar set low, this ready-to-drink La Feria brand horchata (or-Chot-uh; 16 fl. oz., $1) wasn't terribly disappointing. There's no comparison, of course, with horchata made from scratch, though there's also no doubt that my tastebuds can be swayed by the setting.
The current bill of fare, almost exclusively Mexican, didn't entice me for more than a photo. Popeye seems to have signed on when this truck went by the name Home Cook'n; if spinach was ever on the menu, it's gone now. Previously: port of call, Phnom Penh.
Popeye-decorated food truck Seen on Junction Blvd. near 42nd Ave., Elmhurst, Queens